Dark Tranquillity Officially Welcome Chris Amott & John Reinholdz To The Band As Permanent Members

Dark Tranquillity have officially welcomed guitarists Chris Amott and John Reinholdz to the band as permanent members. This news comes after the group recently parted ways with guitarist Niklas Sundin.

Frontman Mikael Stanne commented:

“A new cycle begins…

Today marks the first day of recording our new album.

In these uncertain times all we can do is try to channel this frustration, fear, and anxiety into music and words. Isolation can be a strong motivator and we are
commited to making this the best it can possibly be.

With us this time we have two fantastic musicians who have been on tour with us for quite some time and we are now proud to announce as proper real members of Dark Tranquillity; Chris Amott and Johan Reinholdz. They have been incredible additions to our live shows and now we cannot wait to hear what their collective musicianship and skill will add to this album.

Stay tuned as we will update you on the progress of the recording and stays safe out there!

mikael/darktranquillity

Full lineup:
Mikael Stanne– Vocals
Anders Jivarp– Drums
Martin Brandstrom– Keys
Anders Iwers– Bass
Johan Reinholdz– Guitar
Chris Amott– Guitar”

Guitarist Niklas Sundin Exits Dark Tranquillity

Niklas Sundin has announced his departure from Dark Tranquillity. This news comes after the guitarist previously took a break from the band in 2016 to focus on family life.

Sundin issued the following statement:

“Hi,

As some of you know, I’ve had a break from playing with D.T. since 2016 in order to focus on family life. With the “Atoma” touring cycle now completed and a new album recording about to commence, the time is right to officially announce my departure from the band.

I’m very grateful for the experiences that the past 30 years have brought. We founded D.T. as teenagers without any musical knowledge, and somehow our songs took us all across the world, helped establish a new subgenre of metal, brought us several Grammy nominations and – more importantly – had a positive and life-altering impact on people all over the globe. This is extremely humbling, and more than what most artists ever could ask for.

However, it’s no secret that I always enjoyed the creative process more than the performance aspects of being in a band, and the required extensive touring held less and less appeal with every album. The band and the fans deserve members that want to be on the road as much as possible in order to keep the (forward) momentum going, and for this reason I prefer to step aside and direct my musical creativity towards other areas. I’ll still be involved in the visual side of D.T. and am working on the cover illustration for the next album as we speak.

I send my warmest regards to the guys in the band, the incredible crew and of course to everyone that supported us over the past three decades. As for future musical endeavours, my electronic project Mitochondrial Sun released its debut album last month, and there are several other projects and collaborations (both metal and non-metal) in the pipeline. Onwards!

/Niklas“

Dark Tranquillity Working On New Album

Dark Tranquillity have been in the studio working on a new album. The band shared the below photos:

Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, & Omnium Gatherum Announce 2018 North American Tour

Amorphis and Dark Tranquillity have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Moonspell and Omnium Gatherum will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/07 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
09/08 Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus
09/09 Quebec City, QUE – Imperial de Quebec
09/10 Toronto, ONT – Opera House
09/11 Ft. Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
09/12 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
09/13 Joliet, Il – The Forge
09/14 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
09/15 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
09/17 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
09/18 Calgary, AB – Dickens
09/19 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
09/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/22 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
09/23 Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
09/24 West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go
09/25 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09/26 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
09/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
09/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid joe’s
09/29 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
10/01 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/02 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
10/03 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/05 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
10/06 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater
10/07 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/09 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub and Billiards
10/10 Durham, NC – Motorco
10/11 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/12 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
10/14 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

Dark Tranquillity Announce 2018 European Tour With Equilibrium

Dark Tranquillity have announced a European tour with Equilibrium. Check out the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/22 Malmö, Sweden – KB
03/23 Hengelo, Netherlands – Metropool
03/24 Andernach, Germany – JUZ Live Club
03/25 Leiden, Netherlands – Gebr. de Nobel
03/26 Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
03/27 Osnabrück, Germany – Rosenhof
03/28 Bochum, Germany – Zeche
03/29 Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
04/01 Graz, Austria – Eplosiv
04/02 Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
04/03 Wien, Austria – Flex
04/04 Nova Gorica, Slovenia – Mostovna Club
04/05 Zagreb, Croatia – Boogaloo
04/06 Lichtenfels, Germany – Ragnaröck 2018
04/07 Langen, Germany – Neue Stadthalle
04/08 Lyon, France – CCO
04/09 Bordeaux, France – Barbey Theater
04/11 Santiago de Compostela, Spain – Capitol
04/12 Madrid, Spain – But
04/13 Lisboa, Portugal – Lisboa Ao Vivo
04/14 Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27
04/16 Colmar, France – Le Grillen*
04/18 Novi Sad, Serbia – SKC Fabrika*
04/19 Bucharest, Romania – Quantic Club*
04/20 Sofia, Bulgaria – Mixtape 5*
04/21 Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal Theater Club
04/22 Athens, Greece – Pireus Academy 117
04/24 Rome, Italy – Largo Venue
04/25 Milan / Trezzo, Italy – Live Club
04/26 Bologna, Italy – Zona Roveri
04/27 Monthey, Switzerland – Pont Rouge
04/28 Lyss, Switzerland – KUFA Lyss
04/29 Saarbrücken, Germany – Garage
05/01 Limoges, France – CC John Lennon
05/02 Paris, France – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
05/03 Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob
05/04 Bremen, Germany – Tivoli
05/05 Göteborg, Sweden – Trädgarn

Dark Tranquillity Announce 2017 North American Tour With Warbringer & Striker

Dark Tranquillity have announced a 2017 North American tour with Warbringer and Striker. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

09/06 Margate, FL – O Malleys
09/07 Winter Park, FL – The Haven
09/08 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
09/09 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
09/10 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
09/11 Durham, NC – Motorco
09/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/13 Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina
09/14 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
09/15 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
09/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
09/17 Montreal, QC – FouFounes
09/18 Toronto, ON – MOD Club
09/19 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
09/20 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/21 Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
09/22 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
09/23 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
09/24 Regina, SK – The Exchange
09/25 Calgary, AB – Dickens
09/26 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
09/28 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
09/29 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/30 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
10/01 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
10/02 West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go
10/03 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
10/04 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
10/05 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
10/06 San Antonio, TX – Fitzgeralds
10/07 Dallas, TX – Trees

Dark Tranquillity To Release “The Absolute” 7″ In March

Dark Tranquillity awill be releasing a new 7″ titled “The Absolute” on March 24. This release will come with the two bonus “Atoma” bonus tracks, “The Absolute” and “Time Out Of Place,“ and it will be available on black (limited to 500) red (limited to 100, only availble at CMDistro EU), white (limited to 200) blue (limited to 200, only available at the band’s merch stand during their European tour).